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RATINGS: 1189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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On the palate this silky smooth ale is predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy and citrusy notes, and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty.

Editor’s note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as King’s Blue in Norway.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Big barley-wine aroma, full of malt, spicy hops and fruit. Pours a deep brown with modest head. Sweet, rich flavor with definite alcohol presence. Familiar tastes of raisins, chocolate, port wine. Well-balanced strong ale with a nice bitter finish. A definite keeper.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (321) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
Deep mahogany with medium beige head. Lots of peach candy, caramel, fudge, think sweet malts, ligh gluhwein spices. Very sweet with some bitter in the finish. Medium to full bodied. Lovely stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VictorStr (982) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Ja Belgian Strong Ale har aldrignvarit min favorit, således inte denna öl heller. Hel del sötma, del jäst. För mycket kolsyra tycker jag

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattiasA (612) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
Backlog. A winter-seasonal that shows up every year, not really my cup of tea though, slightly too sweet for my tooth.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
weronica (23) - - MAR 5, 2014
Kryddig arom brödig. Men det uppfyller inte önskemålen om en toppen julöl tragiskt nog. Dock fantastiskt skum som stanna kvar länge

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConnyPetersson (64) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Underbart skum som ligger kvar. Mörk röd i färg och lite söt och peppig i näsan. Lite marsipan och halm i smak.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes bräunliches Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (169) - FRANCE - FEB 25, 2014
Bière brune foncée avec des reflets rubis, bon col de mousse qui se tient. Nez de caramel, d’alcool et d’épices (réglisse). Bouche sur le malt et les épices, toujours réglisse. Alccol fort présent, sucrée, peu amère, forte carbonation. Une bonne bière de noêl dans le pur style belge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Howlader (422) - - FEB 21, 2014
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC or Rustico in Ballston.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is citrusy and malty. Apple. Apperance is light brown, medium white head. Taste is tart apple and malt. Mild carbonation. Alcohol well hidden, very smooth. A bit too cidery but overall decent

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcclainc50 (135) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma of cider on malt. Pleasant notes of apple, malt, spices and some citrus notes. Very easy to drink, a very decent dark ale.


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